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Rights of Public Performance and Display

This lesson explores a copyright holder's right to control the performance and display of the related work of authorship. The lesson provides a broad overview of the rights with the exception of sound recordings, which are the subject of CALI lesson "Copyrights in Sound Recordings, CPY14." It can be used (1) as stand alone coverage of the topic, or (2) to expand or reinforce in-class discussion. The lesson requires only general familiarity with copyright law principles, in particular (1) the distinction between a work of authorship and copies of that work, and (2) basic infringement analysis.

Lesson Completion Time

Performance section - 1 hour plus essay; Display section 30 additional minutes, 1 hour stand alone with references back

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